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v.7 1. Don't pursue interests contrary to God's will.
(and he went down, and talked with the woman;)
v.7 2. Don't develop a taste for worldly pleasure.
(and she pleased him well.)
v.8 3. Don't defile your spiritual course-God's direction.
(and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion; and behold, ...)
Stay away from temptation.
v.9 4. Don't be careless with your commitment to God.
(and he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating,...)
v.9 5. Don't allow deceit to enter any relationship.
(...but he told them not that he had taken the honey out of the carcass of the
Protect your relationship with God and other relationships will fall under His
v.10 6. Don't mock God.
(Samson made there a feast ...)
a drinking party
v.12 7. Don't make light of (a joke of) God's involvement in your life.
(...I will now put forth a riddle unto you; ...)
v.12 8. Don't enter into a bargain with the enemy.
(if you can certainly declare it to me within seven (God's standard of perfection)
days...I will give you; ...)
v.15 9. Don't enter into unequal yoke.
(on the seventh day, that they said unto Samson's wife, entice thy husband, ...)
Disloyal, self serving attitudes are encountered.
v.19, 10. Don't continue in transgression.
15: 4, 5 (slew thirty men, foxes...lighted tails...)
Ch.16 Repent, get right, get out of it.